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Meaning of 拘

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to capture; to restrain; to constrain; to adhere rigidly to; inflexible
Chinese Definition:
①逮捕或扣押:拘捕。拘系。拘留。拘拿。拘囚。拘禁。拘押。
②限,限制:拘束。拘谨。不拘小节。
③固执,不变通:拘泥。拘礼。拘迂。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
拘留 [ liú ]: to detain (a prisoner); to keep sb in custody
拘束 [ shù ]: to restrict; to restrain; constrained; awkward; ill at ease; uncomfortable; reticent
不加拘束 [ jiā shù ]: unrestricted
不拘 [ ]: not stick to; not confine oneself to; whatever
不拘一格 [ ]: not stick to one pattern
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